HC Deb 08 December 1931 vol 260 c1687
56. Lieut. - Colonel SPENDER - CLAY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the beer, appearing in Government returns as imported beer without reference to the country of origin, is manufactured in the British Isles?


I would refer my right hon. and gallant Friend to the table on page 41 of the Second Volume of the Annual Statement of Trade for 1930, from which it appears that of 1,593,588 standard barrels of beer imported in 1930 1,564,512 barrels came from the Irish Free State and seven barrels came from other British countries.